06-29-2011 01:34 PM - edited 06-29-2011 01:48 PM
The norton folder under C:\programdata\ norton is 877mb on my windows 7 desktop.
is it normal for the folder to be this big with the norton bootable recovery disc creator tool installed?
Im wondering if its log files that are making the folder that big or if the norton signatures and other components are really that big.
210mb seems to be the bootable recovery disc files and another folder is 665mb and is named NIS_220.127.116.11 the folders inside dont make a huge amount of sence. there are some understandable ones like signatures antispam etc. there quite a few randomly named folders inside.
06-29-2011 01:51 PM
What version of Norton are you using? Older versions are not as economical in the space necessary to store virus definition files as newer products. They were built back when you might get a few tens or hundreds of definitions per week, instead of the current hundreds or thousands per day.
06-30-2011 03:13 AM - edited 06-30-2011 03:26 AM
I have just uninstalled norton and reinstalled using the lastest installer NIS-ESD-18-6-0-29-EN
the size of the folder is now 554mb including the norton bootable recovery disc files.
I have worked out that the norton recovery disc builder stores its own copy of the defination
so 460mb out of the 554mb is just two lots of defination files.
I hope in future versions the recovery disc builder can reuse the defination files from NIS if its installed to save disc space.